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ashen - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'ashen' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ashen [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to the ash tree.
- Consisting of, or resembling, ashes; of a color between brown and gray, or white and gray.
2 . Ashen [ n.]
- obs. pl. for Ashes.

Meaning of 'ashen' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . ashen [ s]
Meaning (1):
- anemic looking from illness or emotion
Example in sentence:
  • a face livid with shock;
  • a face turned ashen;
  • a face white with rage;
  • lips white with terror;
  • lips...livid with the hue of death;
  • the invalid's blanched cheeks;
  • tried to speak with bloodless lips